Growing up in the eighties, I remember all sorts of stuff being narrated by James Earl Jones. His deep baritone voice is still burned into my head even though I can’t remember a movie I’ve seen of his since “Field of Dreams”.
During my teenage/early 20’s years, after James Earl faded away, it seems like Morgan Friedman was the new narrator guy. I’m just going off the top of my head, but Shawshank Redemption, Seven, and March of the Penguins all relied very heavily of his voice.
Now it seems like Mike Rowe has been narrating like 5+ different series on different networks. He’s got Dirty Jobs & Deadliest Catch on discovery, I’ve heard him narrating different things on Animal Planet occasionally, and now I’ve seen him narrating some new ghost show on discovery or TLC too. Tonight, I noticed he’s narrating another “Ghost Recruit School” show on Sci-Fi while channel surfing.
So is Mike Rowe emerging as the new baritone narrator to carry the torch for the upcoming generation? Should he maybe be looking into breaking into movies or stick to TV for a while longer?